Core Module Information
Module title: Media Law for Journalists

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC08107
Module leader: Simon Pia
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

The module will cover libel, defamation, copyright, criminal and civil courts, criminal procedure, reporting of minors, reporting of sexual crimes and contempt of court.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1 Write a running, nine news report on a criminal case, which complies with Scottish reporting constraints
LO2 Consider regulations and reporting restrictions for journalists
LO3 Self-legal written copy and video/audio pieces
L)4 Explain the law of Defamation, Contempt of Court and Privacy for Journalists
LO5 Understand the legal implications for online/social media activity and global communication

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